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    George Will: Media Should Regard IRS Scandal Like Watergate, Iran-Contra

    Commentator George F. Will thinks the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS joins Watergate and Iran-Contra as one of the three most serious presidential scandals of the past 40 years. The difference, Will said last night on Fox News’s “Special Report,” is that Republican presidents were part of those … More

    Q&A: What Is This “myRA” Retirement Account Obama Announced?

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new type of retirement savings account he wanted the Treasury to create. He signed the executive order today. We asked Romina Boccia, Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, what this is all about. — Amy Payne … More

    The President Won't Be Needing You

    President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about. After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises … More

    What Will Obama Say? Play a Round of SOTU Bingo

    When President Obama stands in front of both chambers of Congress and delivers the annual State of the Union, what he says rarely comes as a surprise. Five years into his presidency, how easy is it to guess what this President will say tonight? Every time he references one of … More

    7 Things It's Not Too Late For

    Presidents offer pie-in-the-sky visions in their State of the Union addresses. But if President Obama—and Congress—were willing to “roll up their sleeves” (another common State of the Union phrase) and work on some tangible good for Americans, Heritage experts have a few ideas. The President is calling this his “year … More

    These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing

    It’s less than comforting to hear the President make light of terrorist threats. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama referred to today’s al-Qaeda fighters as the “jayvee” team. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts … More

    Obama's Unconstitutional "Recess" Appointments Come Before the Supreme Court

    Remember President Obama’s “recess” appointments—that really weren’t during a Senate recess? The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that highlights problematic appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which oversees labor unions in America. Three federal appellate courts have struck down these recess appointments as unconstitutional. … More

    Share One of These to Let the President Know You Haven't Forgotten

    In 2009, President Obama threatened those who criticized Obamacare: “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” But as Obamacare unfolded in 2013, it was clear the President and his Administration were the only ones misrepresenting the law. Now, Mr. President, we’re calling you out. In our … More

    The Problem With Obama's Promise Zones

    President Obama’s “promise zones” are unlikely to be a promised land for local residents. Obama formally announced the first five promise zones today, saying, “A child’s destiny should be determined not by her ZIP code but by the strength of her work ethic and the scope of her dreams.”  The … More

    3 Things You Don't Need Robert Gates's Book to Know

    Excerpts from a new tell-all book made quite a splash in Washington yesterday. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates apparently blasts President Obama on foreign policy and the U.S. military in his upcoming book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. But as Heritage’s James Jay Carafano said, “You don’t need … More